British modelling legends Erin O’Connor and Stella Tennant will be kicking off London Fashion Week with a special show for Oxfam.
The Fashion Fighting Poverty catwalk takes place on Thursday evening (16Feb17) at Oxo Tower’s On|Off venue situated on London’s River Thames.
Styled by Vogue contributing editor Bay Garnett, all the models will wear clothes from Oxfam stores. It marks the first time the charity has staged a show for London Fashion Week.
“I am delighted to work with Oxfam to help highlight its incredible mission to end extreme poverty. I’m honoured to be participating in a fashion show with my long-standing and dear friend Bay Garnett,” Erin said in a statement.
Designer Bella Freud will also be walking, with the clothes presented showcasing the huge range of styles available both in stores and via Oxfam’s website.
Super stylist Bay, who has worked with top models like Kate Moss and Suki Waterhouse for photoshoots, pioneered the idea of shopping in second-hand stores and creating unique ensembles from her findings.
“Digging around in charity shops and putting stuff together to make looks is what I do, and love doing,” Bay smiled. “Working on this fashion show has given me something extra. It’s a really constructive project, because Oxfam clothes make money for the greater good. I know I’m lucky and privileged, and for many people in the world life is so much harder. It’s been a real pleasure to be this involved with Oxfam and do what I can to help.”